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Share A Million Stories

The library has registered the school to be part of the reading revolution Share a Million Stories challenge which will be part of World Book day 2020.

During World Book Day month (27 February – 29 March), to promote the importance of sharing stories with children World Book Day 2020 is inviting EVERYONE nationwide to Share A Million Stories and spread the love of books and reading for pleasure, both in school and at home. It’s a campaign to help change children’s lives, make story-sharing a habit of a lifetime and create readers for life.

To find out more: Guide to Share A Million Stories   |



We had a busy Autumn term 2019 in the library!

A pilot group of students are working through the ReadingWise intervention programme to help them build their confidence in reading, it seems to be making a real positive difference for a number of them and the plan is to roll it out more widely in 2020.

The first parent’s literacy meeting was well attended and we got great feedback from those that came. Zoe, our literacy advisor, and I talked about the basic what/how/why of reading at home with your child in order to encourage a love of story and an interest in words. The second session was on Friday 13 December and went into more detail about helping children learn high frequency words. In January we shall have a session about phonics, so watch this space…

The Book Trust published an article on the power of the Special School Library Pack. They said: 

We spoke to Caroline and Lyn, who both work at special school Charlton Park Academy in South East London and helped us to make this year’s Special School Library Pack. 

Read the full article here | Library Pack  



Reading Group for parents/carers

Support your child with literacy session with our librarian and CENMAC’s English Advisory Teacher.
Dates: (Wednesdays) 29 January, 12 February, 18 March, 29 April, 13 May and 17 June 11.30am-12.30pm

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February is LGBT History Month in the UK so we will feature books written by and about LGBT people in the library displays and story times.

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The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.

This is done by:

  • Increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences in the curriculum and culture of educational and other institutions, and the wider community;
  • Raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT community;
  • Working to make educational and other institutions safe spaces for all LGBT communities; and
  • Promoting the welfare of LGBT people, by ensuring that the education system recognises and enables LGBT people to achieve their full potential, so they contribute fully to society and lead fulfilled lives, thus benefiting society as a whole.

Click on the link below for a list of LGBT book titles for children:
25 LGBT Children’s books for the little readers in your life



Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day is on the 11 February 2020!

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally with the theme: Together for a better internet.





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National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. 2019 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day – expect the celebrations to run all year long.

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